| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Reporting from Beijing—Apple Inc. halted the release of its iPhone 4S at retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai on Friday after a riot almost started outside one of its stores in the Chinese capital.
An angry mob of people who had waited overnight...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:22 AM
David "Dave" and Sharon Peters celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 3, 2011.
Both were Midwestern transplants to the Washington, D.C., area and, "on a lark," each decided to try out a computer dating service in 1966, using bulky computer...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Lillie Chappell was up about $50, then down about the same, and was into her third hour playing a video game — pressing a button on the computer screen and watching tumbling four-leaf clovers, bars, horseshoes, numeral sevens. Compared with slot...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:31 AM
GreenFest vendors wanted
Vendor applications are being accepted for the annual GreenFest held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at Howard Community College's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Vendors and exhibitors with...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:23 PM
In Maryland, an orthopedic practice agreed to pay $2.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it had billed for patients' visits that never took place and had double-charged for X-ray work to get higher reimbursements. In...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Imagine a man named Jim. He's applying for a job at Google. Jim knows that the odds are stacked against him. Google receives a million job applications a year. It's estimated that only about 1 in 130 applications results in a job. By comparison, about 1...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:05 AM
More interest in providing the service led Brown County commissioners to delay hiring somebody to revamp the county's dated Internet homepage.
John McQuillen, who oversees the county's communications center, said other potential vendors have expressed...
| Jan 1, 2012
About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche.
The company helps...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:02 PM
Can't win 'em all, can you?
The highs were pretty high in the tech world in 2011, as new gadgets, updates and advances delighted the masses. I mean, Facebook made a change that most people (so far) seemed to actually like. What are the odds?
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Jan 7, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Some homeowners have had to beef up the amount of property insurance they buy to cover what they say are inflated cost estimates to rebuild their homes.
It's a double whammy for homeowners because for many, rebuilding costs didn't go down when the...